Friday, November 28, 2014

BabyDoll Kiss & Blush by YSL #5

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush 5 YSL

It has been a while since I had learned about Yves Saint Laurent's new beauty product: Babydoll Kiss & Blush. I immediately knew I wanted to buy at least on (they are so expensive) and I eventually did. Though I think it is a great product, it was not what I expected at all. Find out why.

Yves Saint Laurent is a French fashion house that also produces luxurious beauty products, such as the wonderful (and its best-selling) Touche Éclat highlighter. The Babydoll Kiss & Blush is a a two in one (meant for lips lips and cheeks) whipped mousse with a soft matte finish that can be blended on to your skin with your fingers or a brush. It comes in twelve gorgeous shades and I got #5, which is called Rouge Effrontee. According to Google Translate it means "Cheeky Red" (my French is that great) and I really love the name! 

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush 5 YSL

At first glance, the product looks like it is a fancy nail polish, but when you take the applicator out of the glass bottle you will notice it has a teardrop applicator so it can't be a nail polish. I like that it looks like something completely else and is used for something unexpected. This concept is quite similar to Benefit's lip & cheek stain! The teardrop applicator also allows for easy and precise application on your lips, but not so much on your cheeks. You really need to use your fingers for proper blending (or perhaps you have a brush that does the trick as well). My lighting was not as amazing in these pictures, so the color in the bottle looks more red than it does pink. There is more pink in the bottle but I definitely understand why it is called Rouge Effrontee, because I imagine it is supposed to make you a blushing beauty!

Swatch Baby Doll Kiss & Blush 5 YSL

Here is a swatch. Again the color becomes more reddish than it should be on my photo, but at least you get to see the blend. It definitely looks like a mousse than blends well on my arm and gives off a lot of pigment. The first time I applied this to my cheeks this became a problem. My cheeks are very dry and sensitive to touch due to rosacea, so with a little bit of product it did not blend out properly. Because my skin is so dry I thought a mousse would be great (for example, cream blushes are usually great on my dry cheeks), but this one did not turn out as expected. I was really disappointed. It looked ok on my lips but it really went into the lines of my lips, which did not look that amazing. Luckily, practice makes perfect and I learned to use less product to spread it over my cheek. It is still difficult, because it does not blend properly on my dry skin and it can hurt at times to glide with my finger over my cheek. Perhaps I should consider using a brush for this product. Does anyone know a good brush for a mousse product on your cheeks? 


Just one simple layer create a sheer effect that make your lips look healthier and with a second layer the color intensifies quickly and on my lips it becomes more fuchsia pink than reddish pink. Afraid to look like  a clown again, I tried to blend Babydoll Kiss & Blush as carefully as I could on my cheeks. I do love the color, because it is really soft and sweet. However, even though it is a mousse I thought it did not blend as great as many other (cream) blushes I have! Not to be completely negative, though. The packaging is just amazing and the product leaves behind a stain on both your lips and cheeks so the durability is quite long. It lasted throughout the day on my cheeks and after eating most of the product left my lips but a stain remained. I do recommend to make sure your lips are not dry when wearing Babydolls Kiss & Blush, because even though the product hydrates, my lips did feel dryer afterwards. Unfortunately, considering the price is €32,85 I expected more and better, but I am still giving it a chance so I can find out (with tips and tricks) how this product can be improved for me. Have you tried one of the colors already? Do you have any ideas on how to use this product better on the cheeks?


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30 comments

  1. Heel erg mooi product, maar best wel prijzig.

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  2. Classy but cute colour, but it does come off drying (atleast no shine issues). Maybe if you would mix it with a creme for your cheeks?

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    1. That's worth a try.. why not! Thanks for the suggestion.

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  3. Jammer dat je huid te droog is voor deze! Zeker omdat ze best wel prijzig zijn... Op dat vlak een geluk dat ze ook als lipgloss dienen :D Vind dat kleurtje echt mooi voor je! Voor mij zijn zo'n uitdrogende glosjes niet echt goed. Veel te rap last van droge lippen :(

    x Aurélie

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    1. I know!! Neen, mijn lippen zijn ook veel en snel droog.. zeker met dit weer, dus goed insmeren voordat we naar bed gaan haha!

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  4. Wat jammer dat hij wat teleurstellend was, zeker voor die prijs. Persoonlijk vind ik een lippenstift en rouge in één maar gek klinken. hopelijk kan je hem nog gebruiken als lipgloss.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Ik heb er wel goede ervaringen mee met de stains van bv. Benefit! Mijn Cha Cha Tint vind ik geweldig :D

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  5. Mja, ik ben ook niet echt overtuigd :-( Ik vind toch echt wel belangrijk dat een lipproduct wat hydrateert en er mooi egaal blijft uitzien.

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    1. Yes... vooral op mijn wangen is hydratatie belangrijk.. so, major bummer!

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  6. Voor die prijs vind ik hem eigenlijk ook wat tegenvallen. Wel fijn dat die lang blijft zitten op de huid X

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  7. I dont know why I find it settling into the lines on the lips :( As the cheek tint it looks great though the drying part is a concern.. I think i would not try it..For the price ,i expect the product to be bang on !

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    1. Yeah, it gets in the lines.. I don't like that bit. It does look quite good on the cheeks right?! Luckily I did not overapply this time.. haha xD I couldn't agree more, though!

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  8. Voor die prijs vind ik hem eigenlijk niet heel speciaal

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  9. Ohh dat prijskaartje! Ik had er meer van verwacht ! Jammer :(

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  10. Ah wat jammer dat ie niet helemaal naar het zin is. Het idee was leuk in elk geval en je hebt het geprobeerd! :)

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    1. Precies! Ik was er al erg benieuwd naar.. en ach, miskopen. It happens to everyone.

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  11. De verpakking vind ik prachtig, maar verder ben ik helaas niet heel enthousiast! Zo stom want YSL heeft meestal juist hele fijne producten volgens mij!

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    1. Ik heb niet veel producten van YSL geprobeerd, maar degene die ik had geprobeerd bevielen mij wel (zeker touche éclat).. mja, helaas!

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  12. De kleur is wel heel erg mooi! Maar het is niet heel erg speciaal.

    xoxo
    Dascha

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  13. I love the packaging of the product, you're right...at first glance I thought it was a nail polish before I started reading your post! haha. Love that bright color and how it intensifies on your lips. Sorry to hear that your lips feel dry afterwards though :(

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    1. I know, right! I think the color is quite beautiful too.. just a pity about the unexpected result of the texture!

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  14. Ik vind het wel een mooi effect, maar ik ben bang dat mijn lippen ook meer verzorgende producten nodig hebben. X

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  15. Jammer dat ie het geld niet helemaal waard is! X Laura www.mixtfashion.com

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  16. Hij ziet er wel veel belovend uit maar jammer dat het hem toch niet je geld waard was :(

    xxx

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  17. Ik vind het effect op jou heel erg mooi, maar ik begrijp je wel, het is niet het eenvoudigste product om te gebruiken en voor die prijs verwacht je inderdaad iets dat meer wauw-factor. Ik ben benieuwd of je het product na een tijdje meer naar je hand kan leggen! Het ziet er wel erg mooi uit, die verpakkingen van YSL zijn altijd zo chique he!

    X Sara

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    1. Jaa, you summed it perfectly! Ik hoop het wel.. en ach anders, miskopen gebeuren ook! Inderdaad, met zulke klasse en dure producten mag de kwaliteit ook wat beter zijn. Goed, misschien ligt het alleen aan mij(n droge huid) want ik ook positieve reviews gelezen. x

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  18. wauw, I love YSL! maar ik snap wel dat je er meer van had verwacht. Ik vind m alsnog prachtig hoor, haha. xo

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  19. Heb het product al eens gespot maar nog nooit uitgeprobeerd, het geeft wel een leuke kleur op je wangen vind ik! Ik snap ook dat je er meer van verwachtte... 32 eurootjes is niet weinig!:D X

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  20. Beautiful packaging and color, such a shame it was drying. :-(
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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